Skillet Donut Stout
Burial Beer Co.

Skillet Donut StoutSkillet Donut Stout
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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #17
Ranked #2,619
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Feb 24, 2022
Jul 14, 2013
Skillet Donut StoutSkillet Donut Stout
Notes: Formerly Skillet Oatmeal Doughnut Stout
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4.93 by DrBass from Maryland on Feb 24, 2022
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a single from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 6-28-21 for $6.00. Canned 21MAY2021, consumed 8-26-21.

Beer poured black with a nice off white head with the original pour.

Nose is very nice, fresh heavy roasted coffee dominates and provides the hook for what is to come.

Taste is a decent sized chocolate malt and oat base infused with some heavily roasted beans and lactose. Finishes with the heavy roasted coffee and generous hopping that is more bitter than expected for the style; 9/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall one of the better coffee stouts i have had since relocating to WNC!

Aug 26, 2021
3.9 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 13, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

From a 16 ounce can in a snifter. Shared by a friend.

A black brew with a burgundy highlight. No head and minimal lacing, a nice lasting mocha ring.

Smells like a favorite cafe with fresh baked pastries and freshly ground coffee.

Rich roasted coffee and intense dark cocoa. Cake doughnut. Molasses. Sweet.

Smooth medium body. Lactose is obvious. Oats provide a chewy base.

Surprisingly good. Definitely a dessert or after dinner brew for sharing.

Apr 14, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by J-legend-K from Colorado

Canned on 12/30/2020

A: black as can be with a finger or two of healthy tan head

S: intense coffee with sugar

T: may be good marketing, but all I taste is dark chocolate covered donut soaked in cold brew coffee. Heavy, luscious sweetness slammed with coffee and bittersweet cocoa and a dusting of sugar. Sweet coffee lingers on the palate. Intensely balanced

MF: creamy and on the heavier side of medium bodied. Sip is lightened by the carbonation to reveal the sweet doughy goodness without being sticky.

Overall: Wow! An incredible intersection of sweet/creamy and roasted coffee.

Feb 25, 2021
4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2021
4.29 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jan 31, 2021
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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by The_Snow_Bird from Florida

This is probably the best stout I’ve had from NC so far! Pours dark with a finger and a half head. Smells of dark chocolate and sweet coffee. Has a mocha coffee taste.

Jan 31, 2021
4.58 by Ajtucker350 from Virginia on Jan 20, 2021
4.73 by npendres from Wisconsin on Oct 25, 2020
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Had on tap at Burial and it was listed as Skilletcream (may be the cream donut version). Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma has notes of roasted malts, albeit minor, along with some vanilla beans. Smooth, sweet, slightly sticky, had a vanilla sweetness that was bordering cloying but hit my sweet tooth just fine. Finished easy, hidden ABV, easy to drink and this version seems to mostly vanilla with hints of roasted coffee and the slightest hint of cocoa.

Sep 17, 2020
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Dark brown with two fingers of beige head.

Smells of coffee and toasted malt, chocolate, and cocoa.

The taste follows the nose.

It has a very smooth body light and moderate carbonation.

I got this in Waynesville North Carolina and I’m drinking it and run in California July 17, 2020.

Jul 18, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

Look - Pours an opaque black with a light tan fluffy 1-2 finger head with bubbles of varying size.
Smell - Roasted malt, molasses, and coffee are prominent on the nose listed in descending order by intensity.
Taste - The aroma precedes the flavor almost perfectly. The molasses flavor hits me first and blends perfectly with the big roasted malt. Coffee comes in on the finish, but does not overwhelm the way that it can be prone to do. It should be noted that with a strong molasses notes, this is not an overly sweet beer.
Feel - Medium body on the palate, it is a smooth drinker. Lactose gives it a little extra body. Easy drinking.
Overall - I immediately assumed that a donut stout would be a sweet and thick brew. I was pleasantly surprised that this is actually a well balanced and easy drinking stout. It provides big flavor without having to tread into imperial territory. I don't know that I get a true donut flavor, but Skillet Donut Stout is a beautiful breakfast stout.

Jun 01, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Canned on 5/15/20

Pours a dense jet-black body sporting a firm, frothy finger and a half of tan foam; decent head retention yields a minimal, spotty cap, thin collar, and a light spatter if webby lacing around the glass.

Aroma opens with a robust, hearty dose of freshly roasted coffee of over time tinged with vanilla cream; invites notes of dark chocolates and oakier tones of vanilla oast the middle, with slight impressions of blueberry and mixed dark berries on the back end; incredibly coffee-forward, though it accomplishes this note well.

Taste brings out a roasty malted char upfront into semi-bitter fresh coffee/coffee grounds; cacao is a sporadic presence in the backdrop, softening to milk chocolate tones over time; a touch of oatmeal rounds over the mid-palate while molasses integrates seamlessly as the beer warms; a weighty roast returns on the back end of the palate, easing into a char on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lighter carbonation fluffing up on the palate occasionally; sufficiently silky mid-palate fades into a drying, thinner finish with a mild, roasty acidity and a pleasant, bittering char.

The coffee shines through in spades here, ultimately dominating atop a steady roast and soft oatmeal presence; largely one-dimensional and periodically faltering along the palate, this is only at most an enjoyable coffee-forward stout that struggles to become much more.

May 31, 2020
4.16 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

coffee for dayss on this one - bold and roasty notes of freshly ground coffee, slightly bitter, mellow hint of some blueberry. there is caramel, brown sugar, burnt malts, oatmeal.

Mar 18, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jimmybram from North Carolina

Poured from 16 oz can into a pint glass

Note: I am a bit biased with this beer. Holds a special place in my heart.

A: Half-inch pale white head. Like a marshmallow. Thin, brown ale style appearance. Like coffee.
S: Strong chocolate, coffee, gingerbread. Smells decadent and sweet.
T: Cocoa nibs and coffee with some nutmeg. Really straightforward flavors and tasty. Not overly sweet though, which is nice.
M: Light but smooth. Tiny bubbles make this drink flattish. Easy drinking for a stout.
O: One of my all time favorites. Always get it when they have it and I'm around. The smell and taste always make me smile. Not overly flashy (i.e. barrel aged, etc) but it is exceptional beer. Great for cold weather.

Feb 14, 2020
4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2020
4 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts on Jan 28, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by larryi86 from Delaware

Thank you Steban for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- Back with a three finger mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, roasted malts, some molasses, mild fruitiness.

T- Roasted coffee, some caramel malts, molasses, nice mild fruitiness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty coffee stout, reminds me in a nice cold brew coffee.

Jan 27, 2020
4.06 by wescamp29 from Georgia on Jan 26, 2020
4.24 by SFNC from North Carolina on Jan 26, 2020
4.18 by sd123 from Georgia on Jan 23, 2020
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 22, 2019
4.46 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on Jul 22, 2019
4 by KeepTahoeThirsty from California on Jul 16, 2019
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2.73/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Canned December 2016.
Not fair to rate it.

Jul 13, 2019
4.1 by gopens44 from Virginia on Jun 23, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a very dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has a generous coffee, roasted malt and cocoa hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nicely balanced and silky coffee, roasted malt and cocoa flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Stout

Jun 22, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this a while ago as the date on the bottom of the can read 1.23.17 with "SLAYER" among was written below it. Hadn't had a beer from Burial in a while but this one was quite enjoyable and easygoing for an American Stout as it didn't have too much alcohol, sweetness, or heft to it and in the end, that's what I needed after a long week at work!

Of course, this poured a cola brown with plenty of thick, subtle tan head to top it off as there weren't a lot of bubbles in it. That took a while to settle down as the lacing left behind was extensive, but very thing and scattered as there weren't any discernible rings on the side of my pint glass. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and oats in the naturalistic nose but more coffee would have taken this up a notch or two. Thankfully, there was plenty of that in the mouthfeel both in the taste and this beer's smooth consistency as it felt fresh-roasted - and who doesn't chuckle at an establishment called "Counter Culture"? This beer had a bit of a rebellious streak to it since it deviated from the norm and came across as a Breakfast Stout more than anything else because of it's sweetness and latent stickiness...

I could have easily had another can after finishing this off and this held up well over time given how there wasn't any sediment left at the bottom of the liquid after I fully poured this out. Lots of cloying from the milky undertone and a dry finish was not what I expected but I enjoy pleasant surprises and this certainly fell into that category. Just enough toasted, roasted, and brewed aspects to this beer left me wanting more, and appreciating the job that Burial did with this!

May 28, 2019
4.04 by mig100 from Texas on May 24, 2019
4.23 by Gagnonsux from Texas on May 19, 2019
4.08 by crobinso from Colorado on Apr 21, 2019
3.91 by chewy6935 from Michigan on Apr 11, 2019
4.02 by BeerBucks from New York on Apr 06, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(16 oz can, 23 Jan 2019 date (it would appear, text smeared); purchased at Good Beer, NYC ... decanted into a fat tulip)

L: dark brown liquid; loose khaki-tan colored foam on pour, collapsing quick... very milky sediment in last oz or two

S: coffee, toasted powdered cocoa, malt cake, burnt caramelized meat (or smoky jerky); little booze, if any

T: coffee liqueur, dark chocolate cake (donut); subtle snap of char and pine in the finish... the coffee and deep roasted notes are very prominent; coffee with cream aftertaste... woody roast, burnt sugars, milky malt

F: lovely silky thick body; delicate boozy warmth...

O: maybe one of the better displays of coffee in a stout in recent memory; had I have known, I might've picked up a second can... looks like crap, but I'd tap it again

Apr 05, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a snulip glass, this beer pours out a dark shade of brown before it transitions into the glass a black with minimal highlights. It formed a pinky width of khaki colored crown. 4.25

The aroma carries a detectable, roasty coffee to the nose first thing. It then shows way to an underlying sweetness playing the background. It’s got some slight, burnt and brown sugar presence with a little lactose like creaminess smell to it. 3.75

The taste brings back the coffee presence, but with less roast to it. While also opening up those layers of sweetness. Brown sugars and milk sugars being backed by a touch of chocolate. 4

One thing that I’m learning about Burial stouts, is they have the mouthfeel pretty down pat if you ask me. They have all been creamy with a beautiful silkiness to them. This one adds to those aspects, a little, with the mild bitterness in the coffee. Medium bodied, with an ABV that is nowhere in sight. 4.25

Overall, it’s an enjoyable breakfast stout that doesn’t rely too much on either of the aspects of sweetness or coffee. It tangles them together and makes them interact to create an enjoyable drinking experience. 4

Mar 24, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

16oz poured a deep black in the glass and hint of clearness to for a stout head was below average tan but fading quickly but killer lacing smell is pure French roast coffee like a nice creamy cold brew. Taste like the noise well good and strong coffee forward feel it is one note . Feel for a nice big coffee stout is touch thin but also so drinkable . Over all a great stout I would be happy to crack any time

Mar 23, 2019
4.26 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Mar 20, 2019
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